FENCETECH 2021 announcement (12/22/2020)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be meeting in Nashville this February. Please see the FENCETECH homepage for more information.



FENCETECH 2021 Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change.

All items are located in the Music City Center, unless otherwise indicated.

Beyond all of the great AFA seminars below, you will also have access to NOMMA METALfab education as well. Note: seminars and speakers are subject to change.

 

Tuesday, February 23

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Onsite Registration / Badge Pickup
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Gate Automation Designer School (GADS) {formerly known as Automated Gate Systems Designer School (AGSD)} [limited space / additional registration required, continues on Wednesday]
Sales Training School (STS) [limited space / additional registration required, continues on Wednesday]/td>
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Finding, Motivating and Retaining Lifetime Employees
Gate Operator Session: TBD
Young Fence Professionals Panel
Your Fence Business as a Profit Making Machine
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM DASMA Gate Operator Installation Mock Trial
Gate Operator Session: TBD
Sell And Retain More Clients in 2021 by Pulling these 3 Marketing Levers
Women in Fencing
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM 10 Tips Every Contractor Needs to Succeed And Grow
Be At Your Best Everyday: 5 Principles to Consistent Sales Success
Danger Below: Creating A Safety Culture Around Excavation And Installation
How To Create A Master Budget And Forecast Cash Flow
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Motivational Speaker: Dave Davlin
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Gate Operator Session: TBD
Know What You Know, Share it To Grow
Protect Your Company And Take The Mystery Out of Contracts
Temporary Fence: Your Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Wednesday, February 24

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Onsite Registration / Badge Pickup
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM Gate Automation Designer School (GADS) {formerly known as Automated Gate Systems Designer School (AGSD)} [limited space / additional registration required, continues from Tuesday]
Sales Training School (STS) [limited space / additional registration required, continued from Tuesday]
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM FENCETECH Education TBD: Group 6
Gate Operator Session: TBD
State Of The Industry
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM How to Retain Your Best Employees
Rethinking Sales Management
Successful Sales In Today's Environment Or The Next Normal
The Origami Of Gate Design: Folding Gates, New Standard For Quiet, Tight-Space, Secure Applications
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Keynote General Session: Ross Bernstein
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Exhibits Ribbon Cutting
Exhibits Floor Open
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Certified Fence Contractor (CFC) Exam [registration/application required through acieducation.org]
Certified Fence Professional (CFP) Exam [registration/application required through AFA]
Certified Gate Automation Designer (CGAD) Exam [registration/application required through acieducation.org]
Certified Gate Automation Technician (CGAT) Exam [registration/application required through acieducation.org]
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM All Conference Party [Full Package registration or an All Conference Party ticket purchased during registration]
Young Fence Professionals (YFP) Happy Hour 

Thursday, February 25

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Onsite Registration / Badge Pickup
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM AFA Leadership & Chapter Breakfast [additional registration required]
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Exhibits Floor Open
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Certified Fence Contractor (CFC) Exam [registration/application required through acieducation.org]
Certified Fence Professional (CFP) Exam [registration/application required through AFA]
Certified Gate Automation Designer (CGAD) Exam [registration/application required through acieducation.org]
Certified Gate Automation Technician (CGAT) Exam [registration/application required through acieducation.org]  
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM AFA Awards Dinner [Full Package registration or an AFA Awards Dinner ticket purchased during registration]

Friday, February 26

7:00 AM – 1:00 PM Onsite Registration / Badge Pickup
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM AFA Membership Meeting
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Exhibits Floor Open